Monday, July 16, 2012

Grimm Dreams

Crescent shaped lacy shawl made of dark green merino wool.

Name: Grimm Dreams
Pattern: Sweet Dreams by Boo Knits
Craft: Knitting
Needle: 3.25 mm
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh merino light
How much? 395.6m
Colour: Brother´s Grimm

DeviantArt page.
Ravelry project.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gray on Gray

Quite large merino triangular shawl with pleated ruffle and beaded overlay part.

Name: Gray on Gray
Pattern: FabergĂ© by Laura Aylor
Craft: Knitting
Needles: 2.75 mm and 3.5 mm circulars
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh merino light in Graphite and  Tern
How much? 376.4m + 318.8m
Status: mine

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Swamp of Stripes

This is rather large crescent shaped striped shawl made of wild silk.

Name: Swamp of Stripes
Craft: Knitting
Needle: Red Lace circular 2.25 mm
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
Colorway: Depressed thoughts OOAK  (278.0m) and Looking into the maelstrom OOAK  (291.9m)
Status: mine

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fragile Thoughts

Wide and shallow shawl of crescent shape made of delicate wild silk.

: Fragile Thoughts
Pattern: Fragile Heart by Boo Knits
Craft: Knitting
Needles: 2.25 mm and 2.75 mm circulars
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much? 375.3m
Colorway: Depressed thoughts OOAK
Status: gift already given

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sun Stripes

Name: Sun Stripes
Pattern: Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere
Craft: Knitting
Needle: ChiaoGoo Red Lace 2.75 mm 80 cm circulars
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace
How much? 408.3m of Cadmium (7) and 219.2m of Cinnabar (194)
Status: gift for a friend who likes crazy colors

Orange transparent beads are in lace part above each 3 stitch decrease.
Used ChiaoGoo Red Lace 2.75mm 80cm circular needles.
Bind off with corchet hook 3mm (DCs).

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Night Drops

Large triangular lace shawl. Made with tussah silk and glass beads.

 Night Drops
Pattern: Dew Drops Shawl by Bex Hopkins
Craft: Knitting
Needle: ChiaoGoo red Lace circular 3.25 mm (US 3)
 DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much?  632.4 m  ( 691.6 yards )
Colorway: Dark night 's hope OOAK
Status: gift given

Monday, March 12, 2012

Berry Wings

Shallow and long lace shawl with beads.

 Berry Wings
Pattern: Dragonfly Wings by Boo Knits
Craft: Knitting
Needle: ChaioGoo Red Lace 3.5 mm (US 4)
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much?: 311.6 yards (284.9m)
Colorway: Mashed raspberry OOAK
Status: gift

This one used less then a half of skein of lovely tussah silk.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Turqoise Shaelyn

Medium triangular lace shawl made of gradually colored cotton.

Name: Turqoise Shaelyn
Pattern: Shaelyn by Leila Raabe
Craft: Knitting
Needle: ChaioGoo Red Lace 3.25 mm (US 3)
Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton 100 gr
How much?: 1.05 skeins = 504.0 yards (460.9m)
Colorway: Turqoise
Status: mine

There are transparent glass beads in the final lace repeat.

Ravelry project page.
DeviantArt page.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ginkgo in Maelstrom

Small triangular shawlette  made of wild silk.

Name: Ginkgo in Maelstrom
Pattern: Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl by Maggie Magali
Craft: Knitting
Needles: Circular ChiaoGoo Bamboo  3.25 mm (US 3)
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much?:  0.45 skeins = 342.0 yards (312.7m)
Colorway: Looking into the maelstrom OOAK
Status: mine

This is rather difficult knit since there are yarn overs on the wrong side, so I made lot of mistakes - partly due to my combined knitting method and partly due to the pattern being difficult for me. I am not very pleased with the result and it's a bit smaller that I expected, but otherwise it's very nice shawl.

Ravelry project page.
DeviantArt page.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rusted Bonds

Large triangular knitted shawl made of silk.

Name: Rusted Bonds
Pattern: Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes
Craft: Knitting
Needles: PRYM circular needles 3.5 mm (US 4)
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much?: 0.93 skeins = 706.8 yards (646.3m)
Colorway: Rusted blood bond OOAK

The colour of this yarn is one of most beautiful things I have ever seen. Thank to my friend’s help I was able to make this easier cast on - Galathea’s beginning:
cast on 7;
(WS) k3, p1, k3 (7 stitches);
(RS) k3, yo, place marker, k1, yo, k3 (9 stitches);
(WS) k3, p3, k3
repeat rows:
(RS) k3, yo, k until m, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, k until 3 sts to the end, yo, k3 (13 sts, 4 sts are added in each row);
(WS) k3, p until 3 sts to the end, k3

I stopped with stockinette part at 261 stitches and continued with the 3rd repeat of lace pattern. That means I started lace pattern at row 25, made it to 38. Than I repeated rows 23-38 2 more times each time increasing the count of repeats of pattern in brackets appropriately.
I made a mistake in the lace pattern so there are two extra ribbed rows :)
Beads (non-transparent Miyuki and Toho glass beads) were added according to Lolotte1409’s Golden project. 
I did picot bind off with crochet hook (2mm).
It grew while blocking and it looks really stunning!
Ravelry project page.
DeviantArt page.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red-Hot Waves

: Red-Hot Waves
: Crochet
: 3.0 mm
: DyeForYarn Lace // 8ply Silk - new version
: 0.9 skeins = 738.0 yards (674.8m)
: Red-hot metal starting to cool down 
Scarf requested by a friend. She chose the colour herself and decided to go for scarf shape.

Ravelry project page.
DeviantArt page.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Moirae Leaves

Crocheted lace shawl in leafy pattern. Done in wild silk.
: Moirae Leaves
Pattern: Small Talk Shawl by Cheri McEwen
: Crochet
: 3.0 mm
: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much: 0.95 skeins = 722.0 yards (660.2m)
: Meeting the Moirae
Status: gift already given
I made different ending - only one row of light ending that was in the pattern and then another improvised row to add beads (single, double and treble crochets to create the pointy edges). Miyuki glass beads, non transparent.
I made about 20 mistakes, but didn’t unravel and correct them :) I never do unless it seriously damages the result.

Ravelry project page.

DeviantArt page.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Platinum Eva

Crocheted triangular lace shawl, made of delicate and very soft silk yarn.

Name: Platinum Eva
Pattern: Eva's Shawl by milobo
Craft: Crochet
Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // 8ply Silk - new version
How much?: 1 skeins = 820.0 yards (749.8m)
Colorway: Platinum blossom OOAK
Status: gift already given

At the end I added one extra edge row with beads. They are almost invisible since they are made of transparent glass of light violet color. But they will probably glitter in the light.

The pattern was very easy. I remembered it immediately. I also enjoyed crocheting this, maybe because it is my first lace and the yarn is fantabulous (though I stick only to tussah silk from now on, poor silkworms). The yarn is variegated and the simple pattern suits it well.

Ravelry project page.
DeviantArt page.

Maelstrom Waves

A narrow crocheted scarf made of DyeForYarn Tussah Silk yarn.

Name: Maelstrom Waves
Pattern: One-Skein Chevron Scarf by Dena Stelly
Craft: Crochet
Hook: 1.5 mm
Yarn: DyeForYarn Lace // Tussah Silk
How much?: 0.5 skeins = 380.0 yards (347.5m)
Colorway: Looking into the maelstrom OOAK
Status: gift already given

Color is beautiful deep slightly subdued teal with silky luster. Tussah silk makes the yarn a bit fuzzy.
I have added a shell edging at both ends and Myiuki beads.

Ravelry project page.
DeviantArt page.